Medical Reserve Corps

Mahoning/Columbiana and Trumbull
Medical Reserve Corps

The mission of the Mahoning/Columbiana and Trumbull Medical Reserve Corps is to establish, organize, and implement a local Medical Reserve Corps unit that is appropriately trained to react to incidents occurring in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull Counties.

MRC Core Values

Action: We seek opportunities to develop meaningful initiatives that support community medical and public health volunteerism and service.

Resourcefulness: We maximize our potential to learn and leverage relationships and assets.

Teamwork: We embrace collaboration and work collectively to achieve our mission.

Who can register?

Any citizen who is 18 years of age or older may join the MRC.  A wide range of medical professionals such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, mental health professionals, EMTs, and others are needed to provide direct medical services. A large number of non-medical volunteers are also needed to provide support services from clerical to computer support to triage, transportation, and communications.

What is required to become a volunteer?

MRC Volunteers must complete a registration form and a required “Introduction to MRC” training that includes a certificate for the National Incident Management System training IC 700 and IC 100 courses which can be completed on your own time.

What is the time committment of being a volunteer?

You can participate in as little or as many trainings and exercises as you would like.  The only requirement is to attend one training session every three years.  Professional development classes can count for this requirement if a certificate of completion is forwarded to the MRC Coordinator.

Liability Coverage:

Liability Protection in Ohio Revised Code 121.404 provides liability protection to registered Ohio Medical Reserve Corps volunteers during local, state or federally declared emergencies, disasters, drills, exercises and trainings, and exempts a registered volunteer's personal information in the Ohio MRC Database from public disclosure.  This protection does not include the provision of any court fees, nor does it cover workman's compensation.

How do I register?

Please click this link and complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM. You will then be contacted by the MRC administrator with training details.

Training Opportunities:

Training is available throughout the year online and in person.  All trainings are emailed and mailed out to MRC volunteers as they are scheduled.  Online trainings are always open through this webpage.

Available Online Trainings

Current In Person Trainings

Contact Us:

For questions or additional information, contact the MRC Coordinator:

Susan Kovach
50 Westchester Drive
Youngstown, Ohio 44515
330.270.2855, ext. 132
skovach@mahoninghealth.org

Volunteer to Make a Difference!

When you sign up to be a volunteer you become an identified professional resource for times of emergency and non-emergency events. You will be contacted with all available trainings and excercises.  All trainings/excercises are optional once the "Introduction to MRC" training is completed.